Blog Posts

Trucking Industry Update

Posted by Freight Forwarding Dept. - Cole International on Jun 27, 2018 8:55:00 AM

In today’s world of fast-paced global trade, the work of the humble trucker is still very much in demand. And despite the proliferation of cargo ships, trains and jet planes taking our goods from A to B, trucks remain an essential part of the supply chain for many consumer goods.
[Read More]

Shipping container inspections got you down?

Posted by Freight Forwarding Dept. - Cole International on Jun 20, 2018 8:55:00 AM
 
Inspections at marine ports of entry can cause major headaches for importers. They are supposed to be quick and efficient… weed out the bad apples and let the rest get on with business, right? So why were your goods stalled for so long – at great expense to you?
[Read More]

Importing wooden articles into Canada

Posted by Customs Brokerage Department - Cole International on Jun 13, 2018 9:21:19 AM
 
If you’re a regular reader of our blog, you might remember an earlier entry on importing wood items into Canada. This one seemed to strike a chord, so we’re reposting some of the key information. If you’re one of many with lingering uncertainty about the requirements around importing wood items, read on.
[Read More]

Changes to Canada’s trade remedy system

Posted by CDN Customs Consulting Dept. - Cole International on Jun 8, 2018 9:00:00 AM
Canada’s trade remedy system provides a legal way to prevent unfair competition from foreign producers. Recent changes to this system affect regulations under both SIMA (the Special Import Measures Act) and CITT (the Canadian International Trade Tribunal Act) and have implications for Canadian importers and exporters.
[Read More]

GST Direct Payment for Importers - Reduce Your Burden

Posted by CDN Customs Consulting Dept. - Cole International on Jun 6, 2018 8:55:00 AM
 
As a commercial importer, you know all about your obligations to pay GST on the goods you bring into the country.
[Read More]

Do you receive shipments from China?

Posted by Freight Forwarding Dept. - Cole International on Jun 1, 2018 3:10:50 PM
If so, we’d like to clear up a new – and potentially confusing – requirement.
[Read More]